Allison wins Open prize

Whitby Sea Anglers' Association winner Mick Chadwick (left) and Rob Allison (right) get their prizes from James Noble of sponsor Wilf Noble Building Supplies.
Whitby Sea Anglers' Association winner Mick Chadwick (left) and Rob Allison (right) get their prizes from James Noble of sponsor Wilf Noble Building Supplies.
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One hundred and two anglers – 98 seniors and four juniors – took part in the 35th One Day Shore Angling Open match held by Whitby Sea Anglers’ Association at the weekend.

Conditions were far from ideal for fishing and the swells were not regular, as their strength could not keep up with the flood, leading to periods of calm.

Michael Breckon, winner of WSAA Open Match heaviest flat fish

Michael Breckon, winner of WSAA Open Match heaviest flat fish

Twenty nine seniors and two juniors weighed-in 91 assorted fish for a grand total of 198 lb – 70 codlings, 13 wrasse, three poutings, two pollocks, two billets and one flat fish.

Whitby Sea Anglers’ Association member Rob Allison, from Loftus, picked up the Whitby Townsend Sea Angling Association’s Trophy – the group’s 11th member to do so – with seven codlings for 19 lb and a heaviest fish of 4 lb 5oz. James Noble of sponsor Wilf Noble Plant Hire and Construction, presented Rob with his £500 first place prize and the trophy.

Mick Chadwick, third overall, picked up the Whitby Sea Anglers Association Challenge Cup, for the Heaviest Fish 5 lb 14 oz in the Superpool, and £130.

WSAA member Denis Thompson weighed the second heaviest fish of 5 lb 7 oz and collected £65 in the Superpool.

James Noble present the trophy for junior winner to Miles I'Anson

James Noble present the trophy for junior winner to Miles I'Anson

In the junior section, Miles I’Anson won £50, with an excellent bag of two codlings and two poutings for 8 lb 11½ oz. His codlings weighed 3 lb 12 oz and 3 lb 7½ oz respectively.

If Miles had bought a senior ticket he would have been 8th overall. Second was Tom Donghue with one billet 14½ oz.

Rob Taylor won the 17th special place prize of £50 sponsored by Java Café, with two codlings for 5 lb 12 oz.

Michael Breckon of Sleights landed the heaviest flat fish of 10 oz and picked up £50 sponsored by Mick Beedle, and he also came last, so picked up a special prize of £25. In the lucky ticket draw, Dave Perrett and Harry Moon won £10 and Mike Vasey won £5 of raffle tickets.

Overall winner of WSAA Open Match Rob Allison with his fish

Overall winner of WSAA Open Match Rob Allison with his fish

Whitby Sea Anglers Association would like to thank all their sponsors: Wilf Nobles Plant Hire and Construction £500 first place prize; Jefferson’s Builders Ltd, Dale House, Staithes £150; Thompson’s Diggers, Stainsacre £100; Hospitality – Carla Smith and Lee Marchment, The Fleece, Whitby; James ‘Jamsy’ Moore, Saltburn-by-the-Sea £100; Whitby Seafishing Supplies £50; Hook, Line and Sinker, Whitby £50; Mick Beedle, Building and Construction, Loftus £75; Java Café, Whitby £50; Bill Costin’s, Scarborough vouchers; Keith’s Sports, Saltburn, fishing tackle; Pete Halder’s Butcher, Cloughton, meat vouchers £40.

Thanks to everyone else involved on the day.